Lockout Tagout Overview
Lockout Tagout refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous
energy during service or maintenance activities. This requires, in part, that a designated individual turns off and disconnects the machinery or equipment from its energy source(s) before performing service or maintenance and that the authorized employee(s) either lock or tag the energy-isolating device(s) to prevent the release of hazardous energy and take steps to verify that the energy has
been isolated effectively. If the potential exists for the release of hazardous stored energy or for the
re-accumulation of stored energy to a hazardous level, the employer must ensure that the employee(s) take steps to prevent injury that may result from the release of the stored energy.
Federal Legislation requires that manufacturing and process equipment display safety lockout procedures identifying primary and secondary hazardous energies. Steptron Technologies provides machine specific, visually engineered Lockout Tagout procedures that literally act as 24/7 instructors providing Safety-At-A-Glance.